The first strength of this Pauillac Cru Classé is its outstanding terroir of gravel mounds, covered with old vines of some fifty years of age. The wine is characterized by a good proportion of Cabernet Franc, which gives it an incisive and racy side, combined with pure and subtle fruit. It is a wine that cellars well, as illustrated by this sumptuous 2009. Along with a ripe fruit character, toasted notes of oak have merged with the wine’s powerful and full-bodied palate, which is rounded off by smooth tannins. The other great strength of this vineyard is that it is managed by an extremely talented winemaking team from the neighbouring Château Mouton Rothschild, with which it shares the same owners.
2009 Blend: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot